Pro Bono Financial Assistance Consumer Resources
The below resources have been curated to provide consumers information on how to navigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CFPB regulates the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the federal consumer financial laws and educates and empowers consumers to make better informed financial decisions especially about debt reduction, credit and savings. They offer financial wellbeing assessments, handouts and other consumer financial tools.
360 Degrees of Financial literacy is a national volunteer effort of the nation’s Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. It focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor and offers consumers information on credit, debt, savings, taxes and financial calculators.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports both universities and local offices of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) to provide research-based information to its range of audiences. All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation's more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities have a third, critical mission — extension. Through extension, land-grant colleges and universities bring vital, practical information to agricultural producers, small business owners, consumers, families, and young people.
CEE is the leading non-profit organization in the United States that focuses on personal finance and economic education for K-12 students. By providing kids with the knowledge and vocabulary of money, we give them the essential tools to create financial stability and opportunity for themselves, their families, and their communities.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago coordinates Money Smart Week during April which is a national public education program delivered by a network of supporters that empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make better-informed personal financial decisions around the key financial pillars of saving, spending, borrowing, and planning. They provide programs and resources supporting financial literacy.
FFP supports the delivery of pro bono financial planning via grants and guidance for pro-bono financial planners. FFP supports efforts that link volunteer financial planners to people in crisis or need, providing them with free, quality advice to improve their finances and their lives.
NCEF is the foundation arm of NAPFA with the mission to empower consumers to achieve positive financial outcomes by supporting fee-only financial advisors in providing objective financial guidance on a pro-bono basis. NCEF supports pro-bono efforts with resources including webinars available in the NAPFA Store on debt, credit and helping those with limited resources.
NEFE champions effective financial education. NEFE is the independent, centralizing voice providing leadership, research and collaboration to advance financial well-being. They provide programs on money basics, cash management, spending, savings and financial tips for students.
Savvy Ladies is a non-profit organization providing free financial education and resources with the goal to empower women to achieve financial independence. Free financial resources include a financial helpline, a comprehensive blog and webinars on most financial topics.